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Cricket World Cup: Theresa May hosts England team at 10 Downing Street

Eoin Morgan's men spend evening with British prime minister day after lifting 2019 trophy at Lord's

British prime minister Theresa May hosted the England cricket team at her 10 Downing Street office on Monday, a day after Eoin Morgan's men lifted the World Cup at Lord's.

The tournament hosts beat New Zealand on a technicality to lift the trophy for the first since the it was first held in 1975. England triumphed on superior boundary count after both the match and the additional Super Over shootout ended with the scores level.

The game was watched by the biggest audience in a generation, with around 30,000 packed into Lord's, thousands congregating in front of a big screen in Trafalgar Square in central London and the first free-to-air terrestrial coverage in 14 years.

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Earlier, hundreds of children flooded across the outfield at the Oval - across town from Lord's - to help Morgan's men celebrate their historic triumph.

The south London ground was where England launched their World Cup campaign with a victory over South Africa way back on May 30.

Many of the young children at the Oval were wearing the kit of the All Stars junior programme run by the England and Wales Cricket Board and others were dressed in their school uniforms.

As 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams blared out, the youngsters were delighted to catch sight of England stars such as Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer and flocked towards their new heroes.


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Updated: July 15, 2019 11:58 PM